Reviews

Author: 
Naomi Seidman
Reviewer: 
Naomi Taub

Taub on Seidman, 'The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature'

Naomi Seidman. The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9843-3; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9967-6.

Reviewed by Naomi Taub (University of Illinois) Published on H-Judaic (December, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jeffrey Herf
Reviewer: 
Philipp Lenhard

Lenhard on Herf, 'Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989'

Jeffrey Herf. Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 493 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-46162-8; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-08986-0.

Reviewed by Philipp Lenhard (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Historisches Seminar Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jeffrey A. Summit
Reviewer: 
Peter Knobel

Knobel on Summit, 'Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism'

Jeffrey A. Summit. Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism. American Musicspheres Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 306 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-984408-1; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-049708-8.

Reviewed by Peter Knobel (Spertus) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Jonathan Kaplan
Reviewer: 
Daniel Rosenberg

Rosenberg on Kaplan, 'My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs'

Jonathan Kaplan. My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xiv + 225 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935933-2.

Reviewed by Daniel Rosenberg (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50813

Author: 
Lisa Moses Leff
Reviewer: 
Geraldine Gudefin

Gudefin on Leff, 'The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust'

Lisa Moses Leff. The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 304 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-938095-4.

Reviewed by Geraldine Gudefin (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (November, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50835

Author: 
William H. Epstein, R. Barton Palmer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Anna Manchin

Manchin on Epstein and Palmer, 'Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity'

William H. Epstein, R. Barton Palmer, eds. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity. Horizons of Cinema Series. New York: State University of New York Press, 2016. vii + 344 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6079-6.

Reviewed by Anna Manchin (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Judaic (October, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Adam Afterman
Reviewer: 
Joel Hecker

Hecker on Afterman, '“And They Shall Be One Flesh”: On​ The ​L​anguage of Mystical Union in Judaism​'

Adam Afterman. “And They Shall Be One Flesh”: On​ The ​L​anguage of Mystical Union in Judaism​. Supplements to The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Series. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. Illustrations. x + 279 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-32872-3.

Reviewed by Joel Hecker (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Adam Teller, Rebecca Kobrin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joshua Friedman

Friedman on Teller and Kobrin, 'Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History'

Adam Teller, Rebecca Kobrin, eds. Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. Jewish Culture and Contexts Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 368 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4730-5.

Reviewed by Joshua Friedman (Duke University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Uzi Rebhun
Reviewer: 
Emily Sigalow

Sigalow on Rebhun, 'Jews and the American Religious Landscape'

Uzi Rebhun. Jews and the American Religious Landscape. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 248 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-54149-7.

Reviewed by Emily Sigalow (Brandeis University) Published on H-Judaic (September, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Patricia Keer Munro
Reviewer: 
Samira Mehta

Mehta on Munro, 'Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted'

Patricia Keer Munro. Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 230 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7593-3; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-7594-0.

Reviewed by Samira Mehta (Albright College) Published on H-Judaic (August, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Richard H. Jones
Reviewer: 
Michael Miller

Miller on Jones, 'Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable'

Richard H. Jones. Philosophy of Mysticism: Raids on the Ineffable. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 438 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6119-9; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6118-2.

Reviewed by Michael Miller (Liverpool Hope University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Helen Kiyong Kim, Noah Samuel Leavitt
Reviewer: 
Tahneer Oksman

Oksman on Kim and Leavitt, 'JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews'

Helen Kiyong Kim, Noah Samuel Leavitt. JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews. Studies of Jews in Society Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 198 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8565-1.

Reviewed by Tahneer Oksman (Marymount Manhattan College) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Dov Weiss
Reviewer: 
Joseph Tabory

Tabory on Weiss, 'Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism'

Dov Weiss. Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. xii + 291 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4835-7.

Reviewed by Joseph Tabory (Bar-Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Motti Inbari
Reviewer: 
Hadas Fischer

Fischer on Inbari, 'Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality'

Motti Inbari. Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 279 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-08810-8.

Reviewed by Hadas Fischer (Tel Aviv University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Steven E. Aschheim, Vivian Liska, eds.
Reviewer: 
Tally Gur

Gur on Aschheim and Liska, 'The German-Jewish Experience: Contested Interpretations and Conflicting Perceptions'

Steven E. Aschheim, Vivian Liska, eds. The German-Jewish Experience: Contested Interpretations and Conflicting Perceptions. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2015. 300 pp. ISBN 978-3-11-037293-9.

Reviewed by Tally Gur (Haifa University) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2017) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

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